A busy early-season softball schedule continued for Boone Central, which split four home games and finished the second week of 2012 with a 3-3 record.
Although it was a bit of an up-and-down week for the Cardinals, a young team returning just three full-time starters gained valuable experience and Coach Cassie Olson was pleased with her team’s progress.
D. City 3, Cardinals 2
Boone Central began the week dropping a 3-2 heartbreaker to David City Tuesday at the Albion Sports Complex.
The visitors took a 2-0 lead with the help of two BC errors in the second inning and went ahead 3-1 after three.
The Cards attempted to rally in the final frame as Terri Molt walked and scored, but then left the bases full on a final pop fly out.
Cardinals 12, NBC 0
Boone Central had no trouble bouncing back Thursday, rolling over visiting North Bend Central 12-0 in four innings.
“A level of calm determination radiated from the girls the entire game, and it showed in their success at the plate and in the field,” Olson stated.
C. County 12, Cardinals 2
The Albion Sports Complex saw another offensive explosion Saturday morning in the opening game of the Boone Central Triangular. Unfortunately, it was by Cross County, which defeated the host Cards 12-2 in four innings.
Cardinals 15, Pierce 6
Once again, Boone Central responded to a loss impressively, thumping a Pierce team that had earlier been rated in the Omaha World-Herald Class C Top 10 15-6 in five innings in the afternoon game.
“After a rough start in the morning, the girls came back and worked hard to earn a really solid win!” Olson praised.
A big second inning sparked BC, which parlayed four base hits and four walks into runs by Reicks, Breanna Brugman, Molt, Stuhlmiller, Hager and Lee to take a 7-6 lead.
From there, it was all Cards, as another six-run inning in the fourth built the lead to 13-6 while Finnegan blanked the Bluejays over the final three innings.
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